Guest Blogger Guidelines How to Write at Somebody Else’s Place 17


Until I started blogging, way back in June 2006, most of my writing was for clients. I wrote to reach to their markets/media contacts/communities in a voice that reflected their sound, not mine. If you’re a professional writer, you know that writing under your own byline in an incentive to do your best.

And, writing for a popular blogger with a fanatic following online is even tougher. It’s not just their space, it’s their readers’ communal gathering zone where they can and do talk back. Here’s a quick how-to guide along with an invitation to be a contributor to wiredPRworks.  

How to Be a Great Guest Blogger

Excerpted from a post originally published on March 13, 2008 after I wrote this guest post, Demystifying PR: 7 Ways to Become an Expert News Source  for Liz Strauss.

- read the blog and know the blogger [the same advice you hear about contacting any journalist or publisher]

- search the archives to see how and if your topic’s been covered

- send a short email asking about the possibility of guest blogging and include a brief summary of the proposed post

Contact us to be considered for a guest post on wiredPRworks.

- interview the blogger about what they think their audience wants to know about and why

- ask about word count and preferred format

- read other guest’s posts to get a sense of how they fit in

- write something fresh and challenge yourself to be your best

- set a tight deadline so you finish the piece while you’re still inspired

- suggest an image that tells your story

- include a bio that links to your blog/site

- offer a call to action that benefits the reader, in my case, a free Q&A call open to anyone

- send a final draft and be open to comments

- comment on the post with a note of thanks

- link to the post from your own blog

One of the benefits of guest posting is, of course, to reach a new audience on another blog. Would you like to see your writing here?

wiredPRworks Guest Blogger Posting Guidelines

How to Apply

Please complete this guest blogger application form, which will give us your contact information. Before you write a post just for us, suggest a few ideas and give us three links to your writing online.


We reserve the right to review all submissions. Once approved, content is subject to editing. What our readers like: numbers, ideas and stories about what works.


Topics: social media strategy, content marketing, public relations, press releases, what gets attention and why.


Our readers are marketing and PR professionals. Our goal is to give them information to help them do their jobs better. We’re not so much interested in lists as we are in original ways to get attention, attract prospects and build communities.


Each post requires an image. Please suggest one to accompany your post. If you don’t have one, we can supply one for you. All images must be approved, properly attributed and free of paid licensing requirements.

Format and Style

Headlines must be under 80 characters. Posts need to be at least 300 words, but less than 750 words.

Our readers prefer short and crisp paragraphs with succinct sentences. They love images and videos – so feel free to send a link to a YouTube video to accompany your post.

Use subheads in the post body. Include H2 and H3 tags. Use short paragraphs or bullet points to make the post easier to read.

Link Policy

You may link to your site in your author bio credit. Please consider linking to other posts found on

You may link out to other sites once for every 100 words.

Affiliate Links

Affiliate links will only be considered when products or services add value to our readers. All affiliate links must be disclosed in compliance with FTC guidelines. Additional agreements will be made in advance of posting. Disclosure: Affiliate links appear throughout This means that when someone clicks on an affiliate link, a commission is paid on the sale.

Keyword-Rich Anchor Text

Requests to include keyword-rich anchor text links will be reviewed, but will only be accepted when including them raises the content’s visibility in search engines.

Author Promotion

Authors may include an approved 50-word bio with a link back to their site. If available, an affiliate link may be used. Authors may choose to use a link to one of their social networking profiles or their blog.

Author Compensation

At this time, authors are compensated in the way of exposure throughout the wiredPRworks social networks, which includes being on Alltop PR. One guest author’s post was selected as a top 40 social media content in the first quarter of 2011.

Republishing Policy

Content must be original and written for After being published here, we suggest the author post a mention about the piece on their blog. We prefer that content be limited to these two publishing placements.

Editorial Policy

Content may be edited for style, readability and search. Please don’t be offended if we suggest changes.

Guest Post Submission Checklist

Headline: 80 characters or less

Image with attribution credit

Content: 300 – 750 words

Headers: as subheads

Links: up to one for every 100 words

Headshot: author’s image

Apply to be a guest blogger on wiredPRworks.

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About Barbara Rozgonyi

Barbara Rozgonyi publishes and directs CoryWest Media, an integrated social media marketing and PR firm. As Social Media Club (SMC) Chicago’s founder, Barbara is a recognized spokesperson for brands, bloggers and the social media marketing PR industry. Barbara invites you to join the Wired PR Works community on Facebook or to contact her regarding interviews, partner promotions or speaking engagements at 630.207.7530.

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  • chamroeunlampard

    Lee Chong Wei hold victory at Hong Kong Open

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia’s world number one of badminton, got victory in the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, whipping Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games to bag his sixth tournament of the season.

    This victory helps Lee Chong Wei goes into next month’s Badminton World Federation (BWF) finals on home soil having won six of the Superseries’ 12 rounds.

    Lee’s dominant display against the Indonesian, which included 24 winning smashes, capped a superb tournament in which he did not drop a single game.

    “I never thought I would do so well. It’s a final. Sony has been doing well,” Lee, who is feted in his homeland as a celebrity, told reporters after his match. as reported by Agen judi terpercaya

    “Six is my lucky number. I like number six,” he joked, referring to his tournament wins this season, “he said.


  • Dada vinada

    Wenger Ingin Akhiri Tradisi Buruk Arsenal di White Hart Lane

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola – Manajer Arsenal, Arsene Wenger mengungkapkan rasa khawatirnya terkait lawatan yang akan dijalani timnya ke White Hart Lane, kandang Tottenham.

    City Holiday Terpercaya – Pria asal Prancis ini mengakui bahwa timnya kerap tidak beruntung saat bertandang ke markas Spurs.

    “Kami meraih dua hasil imbang dan tiga kali kalah dalam lima lawatan terakhir di sana. White Hart Lane adalah tempat yang sulit bagi tim manapun,” ungkap Wenger.

    Meski demikian, Wenger bisa sedikit optimis menyongsong laga ini setelah tengah pekan lalu Spurs tumbang di kandang sendiri.


  • worlda john

    City Akan Belajar dari Kesalahan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Manchester – Manchester City takluk dari Chelsea saat berduel di lanjutan Liga Inggris. Bek The Citizens Pablo Zabaleta menegaskan bahwa tim yang dibelanya bakal belajar dari kesalahan.

    Rentetan 11 kali kemenangan City di Etihad Stadium musim ini akhirnya terhenti setelah kalah tipis 0-1 dari The Blues.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Kekalahan itu juga menjadi kegagalan pertama buat City menjebol gawang lawan saat berlaga di kandang sejak tahun 2010 silam.

    Soal hasil itu, Zabaleta pun meminta rekan-rekannya agar tetap tenang. Dia juga percaya bahwa manajer tim, Manuel Pellegrini, bakal mampu menemukan solusi atas kesalahan yang dibuat yang mengakibatkan City kalah.

    “Kami sedikit putus asa karena hasil akhirnya, tapi terkadang seperti itulah sepakbola. Terkadang Anda bisa kalah dalam suatu laga,” ucap Zabaleta.


  • worlda john

    Eto’o Ingin Lengkapi Karier dengan GelarPremier League

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –London – Samuel Eto’o pernah mengecap kesuksesan saat berkarier di Spanyol dan Italia. Kini striker Chelsea itu juga membidik gelar Premier League untuk melengkapi kariernya.

    Di Spanyol, Eto’o memperkuat Barcelona di periode tahun 2004-2009. Selama berseragam Los Cules, pemain asal Kamerun itu mendapat tiga gelar La Liga.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Hijrah ke Italia, Eto’o juga sukses memenangi Serie A bersama Inter Milan. Satu gelar scudetto dipersembahkan Eto’o untuk Nerazzurri di musim 2009/2010.

    Kini Eto’o bertekad menambah koleksi gelar juara liganya dengan titel Premier League. Dia ingin menjadi juara Premier League bersama Chelsea.

    “Aku punya kesempatan bermain di Spanyol, kami juara. Aku mendapat kesempatan bermain di Italia, kami juara,” ujar Eto’o.


  • worlda john

    Fiorentina Bidik Tiket ke Eropa Lewat Coppa Italia

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 –Florence – Fiorentina tidak akan main-main di Coppa Italia. Vincenzo Montella menyatakan tekad timnya untuk meraih tiket ke kompetisi Eropa lewat jalur Coppa Italia.

    Fiorentina sebenarnya masih punya posisi yang cukup bagus di zona Eropa. La Viola duduk di peringkat lima dengan 41 poin dan cuma tertinggal tiga angka dari Napoli yang ada di urutan ketiga atau batas akhir zona Liga Champions.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya –Meski demikian, Montella tetap bertekad mengantar timnya meraih kesuksesan di Coppa Italia. Dia ingin Fiorentina lebih dulu mengamankan tiket ke Eropa dengan lolos ke final Coppa Italia.

    Jika bisa lolos ke final, Fiorentina akan berhadapan dengan pemenang dari laga semifinal lainnya antara AS Roma dan Napoli. Dengan kedua tim itu yang lebih fokus mengincar posisi di zona Liga Champions, Montella menilai satu tempat di final akan cukup bagi Fiorentina untuk lolos ke Liga Europa. Sebagai catatan, juara Coppa Italia berhak mendapat tiket ke Liga Europa.


  • Ga lucita

    Celtic crowned Scottish champions

    agen bola terpercaya reported – Celtic have been crowned champions of Scotland for a 45th time following an emphatic 5-1 win at Partick Thistle on Wednesday.
    Neil Lennon’s side travelled to Firhill knowing that three points would see them clinch a third consecutive league crown.
    And they duly delivered in superb fashion, producing a dominant performance that sees them move into an unassailable 26-point lead over second-placed Aberdeen.
    “We’re the favourites every year but this was an emphatic win,” As reported by City holiday.
    “I’m so proud of our goals and our clean-sheets record this season. It’s been an exceptional league campaign.”
    “It’s in this club’s DNA to win titles.”

  • Dada vinada

    Kompany warns Manchester City : Title is not won yet

    agen bola terpercaya reported – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has warned his team-mates that they cannot afford to get carried away after beating Manchester United on Wednesday.
    Tuesday’s comfortable 3-0 victory at Old Trafford saw City close the gap on leaders Chelsea to three points, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men boasting two games in hand.
    However, Kompany insists that the battle for the title is far from over and that they must remain focused on the task in front of them.
    Pellegrini’s charges face Arsenal on Saturday and the Belgium defender expects another strong display to maintain their five-game unbeaten run in the league.
    “It’s just one little step [beating United],” As reported by City holiday.
    “The other teams are still very good.”
    “I mean, games have to be played. As long as we don’t have the points, I don’t consider ourselves there yet.”
    “With the game against Arsenal, obviously it’s good in a way because you don’t have to make a big effort to get the lads focused again.”

  • loy man

    Juventus deserve trophies – Conte

    agen bola terpercaya reported – Antonio Conte says his Juventus team still “surprise” him following the 2-1 win over Parma on Wednesday and says they are deserving of silverware again this season.
    Carlos Tevez scored twice in the first half as the reigning Serie A champions beat Parma 2-1 to stretch their current unbeaten run to 14 in all competitions and end the visitors’ own run of 17 league matches without defeat.
    Conte praised his team – destined for a third successive Scudetto – after the victory for the effort and level of performance they have put in this year and says they are having an “extraordinary” campaign.
    “This was a wonderful victory against a team that was unbeaten in 17 games and they showed their strength tonight,” As reported by City holiday.
    “So far the campaign has been extraordinary, but as I always say records aren’t worth much if you don’t get something tangible at the end of it.”
    “This team deserves a trophy, as they often even surprise me.”

  • Sen Blue

    Sakho confident of winning Man City

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho insisted his side can cope with Manchester City’s attack on Sunday. The game will be at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers’ leaders have scored 90 league goals, six more than City, with Chelsea (65) the next best.
    Sakho, 24, revealed his team was confident ahead of the competition against Man City. He said: “We’ve not stolen the position where we are today. We deserve to be where we are. We are confident about facing their strikers. City score a lot of goals but so do we.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Sakho said Sunday ‘could be the biggest match for Liverpool and praised Rodgers for all of his effort to help the team to arrive at this game. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “Rodgers manages to get the maximum out of every player. It’s hugely important and not every coach has that charisma. He must keep all the players interested and each time he calls up a player they respond with a performance.’’

  • Sen Blue

    Ramos: not happy with his team performance

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos told his team to reflect on the efforts that almost cost them a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Despite its 2-0 loss to Dortmund, Real can progress to the last four.
    But it could have been worse for Real after the Bundesliga outfit missed several chances to claim an even bigger win on the night. Ramos said he and his team-mates needed to think about their performance despite being delighted to be in the last four. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He told reporters: “Obviously it was not a good first half for us. We’re delighted to have made the semi-finals, but we have to reflect on this performance. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    The first half wasn’t so good but we were better in the second. We’re not worried about who we play now. To win the Champions League you have to beat the best.”

  • Sen Blue

    Terry: Mourinho helps Chelsea to progress to the semi-final

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, John Terry appraised manager Jose Mourinho for helping the club to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. It was Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba who help Chelsea win PSG 2-0.
    Chelsea captain said: ‘‘Mourinho’s tactical preparation was the catalyst behind the club’s successful night. We showed great character and a will to win. It was a big result. This competition means a lot to us. The manager has had a lot of success and so have we as a club.” as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Chelsea will contest their first Champions League semi-final since 2011-12, when they eventually went on to win their maiden European crown. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    Terry believes the club can repeat that feat this season. He added: When we got to the Champions League final and won it is the best feeling ever. We have big players and we gave a big performance. That’s what we live for.”

  • Jonh World

    Stockdale: optimistic about his club’s survival

    Agen bola terpercaya reported, Goalkeeper David Stockdale believes Fulham have all the tools to ensure survival as they prepare for a crucial clash against Norwich City.
    He claimed a 2-1 win at Aston Villa last weekend. And a victory over Norwich on Saturday would cut the gap to safety down to just two points. Stockdale insists that Fulham have everything they need to avoid the drop. as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He said: “There’s some fight in that dressing room and we’ve believed all along. When things fall into place we might win these games comfortably but for now we’ve just got to keep playing.’’ as reported by Agen bola terpercaya
    He added: “The character is there. The players are there. The ability is there. We all know that, but we just need things to click into place for us. There are five more games now and we’re still five points adrift so we carry on. Nothing has changed really because we’ve won at Villa.’’

  • Jonh World

    Cetak Empat Gol, Itu Sedikit Mustahil

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Ada kabar suka cita tengah menghinggapi kubu Borussia Dortmund. Pasalnya, bomber andalan, Robert Lewandowski siap kembali merumput bersama Die Borussien.
    Lewandowski pun tetap optimistis bahwa skuadnya masih memiliki kesempatan. Namun, ketika disinggung perihal apakah dirinya bisa kembali mencetak empat gol, striker 25 tahun itu mengatakan itu sedikit gila.
    “Tapi kami masih memiliki kesempatan. Kami bermain di Dortmund dan kami bisa tampil berbahaya di sini. Kami ingin memberikan segalanya dan bermain untuk 90 menit,” tutur Lewandowski.
    “Saya sangat sedih karena saya tidak bisa bermain di Madrid. Saya melihat di leg pertama dari rumah dan lebih gugup daripada berada di lapangan. Itu sangat sulit bagi saya dan saya berharap saya tidak pernah melewatkan permainan seperti itu lagi,” tutup Lewandowski.

  • Red July

    Dortmund Harus Fokus Di Pertahanan

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Mantan pemain Internasional Jerman, Christoph Metzelder memperingati Borussia Dortmund untuk memperkuat pertahanan mereka dalam menghadapi Real Madrid di leg kedua babak perempatfinal Liga Champions.
    Pria yang saat ini berusia 33 tahun juga menambahkan, agar runner upLiga Champions musim lalu itu bisa menyerang lebih dulu. Menurutnya, jika Los Blancos yang menyerang lebih dulu, hal tersebut pasti akan menjatuhkan mental para pemain Die Borussen.
    “Saya rasa Dortmund akan melakukan segalanya yang mereka miliki dan para pemain juga akan mencoba untuk mengalahkan diri mereka sendiri. Dortmund mampu bertahan dengan sangat disiplin dan memaksa lawan mereka untuk membuat kesalahan,” papar mantan pemain Borussia Dortmund musim 2000-2007.
    “Laga ini akan sangat penting bagi mereka untuk menemukan keseimbangan dalam permainan. Meskipun Real Madrid akan menghukum mereka tanpa ampun. Jika Madrid mencetak gol lebih awal, semangat Dortmund akan jatuh,” tambahnya.

  • Red July

    Ancelotti: El Real Tak Perlu Motivasi

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen bola Indo11 – Entrenador Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti merasa tiket semifinal sudah semakin dekat dengan skuadnya. Hal itu memang bukan tanpa dasar, pasalnya Madrid sendiri sudah memiliki keunggulan tiga gol.
    Don Carletto juga berujar bahwa para pemainnya tidak perlu diberikan motivasi lagi. Pelatih asal Italia itu juga mengklaim bahwa babak semifinal sudah semakin dekat.
    “Bermain di leg kedua perempatfinal dengan keunggulan yang kami miliki itu berarti saya tidak perlu memberikan motivasi kepada para pemain. Kami sangat dekat ke semifinal dan itulah motivasi terbaik. Mereka memiliki waktu 90 menit untuk mencetak empat gol dan kami memiliki waktu yang sama untuk mencetak satu gol. Kami tidak akan mengubah sistem,” ujar Ancelotti .
    “Kami hanya berpikir untuk kemenangan dan kami harus memainkan sepakbola terbaik kami dan mencoba permainan terbaik kami seperti di leg pertama. Permainan kami tetap menyerang dan bertahan bersama-sama,” tutup Ancelotti.